Actress Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died aged 73.
The actress and performer passed away in Los Angeles following complications from a rare form of dementia, her family confirmed.
Carr was aged 21 when she performed in the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, in which she sung Sixteen Going on Seventeen. The Sound of Music was her first acting role.
Her only other major role was in Stephen Sondheim television musical Evening Primrose.
Kym Karath, who played youngest von Trapp child Gretl, shared the news on Twitter, saying “She has been like a sister throughout my life”.
It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic news that the precious & exquisite Charmian Carr , beautiful Liesl , has passed away .— Kym Karath (@KymKarath) September 18, 2016
One of Charmian's and many happy times together . She has been like a sister throughout my life . Excruciating . pic.twitter.com/IXPok2I1e4— Kym Karath (@KymKarath) September 18, 2016
Carr performed opposite stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the Academy Award-winning film, which became at the time the highest grossing film ever.
The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the passing of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/ehqec4uWrr— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) September 18, 2016